Transatlantic Ocean System Science & Technology

New and increasing human use of the ocean, coupled with their interconnectedness and importance for the health or our planet, imply a need for ocean management based on an international and multi-disciplinary perspective. This, in turn, requires improved understanding and new approaches to training.

Transatlantic Ocean System Science and Technology (TOSST) is a joint, transatlantic graduate research school linking two major centres of ocean research located on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean; in Maritime Canada and northern Germany. TOSST complements the existing German-funded Helmholtz Ocean System Science and Technology (HOSST) research school in Kiel, Germany.

TOSST will convey technical and research skills in ocean science and advanced technologies, and promote the ability to manage deep sea and open ocean environments. The joint research school will provide its students with innovative training to prepare them for an increasingly internationalized research and business environment. This will include business skills and knowledge of private-sector applications of marine science and technology to broaden career opportunities.

Research will address key issues facing the North Atlantic under three distinct themes: Seafloor Structures, 4D water mass dynamics, and Ecosystem Hotspots. Trainees will:

(a) participate in summer schools in Halifax, Kiel, and Cape Verde and receive hands-on training in different aspects of
marine science by experts in the field
(b) be offered intensive courses on business development, management skills, leadership and integrated policy-making
(c) complete internships in industry, government, and NGOs
(d) conduct interdisciplinary research using state-of-the-art facilities in Canada and Germany, with co-supervisors from both countries.

For more information on TOSST and for details on how to apply for 1 of 10 competitive PhD Fellowships at Dalhousie University and the University of New Brunswick please click here.

Contact for further information:
Brendal Davis, MMM
telephone: (902) 494.4374